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David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Pros and Cons of Having Committees in Your Club Games
Would modify this slightly: why don't you tell the players to score the result at the table, then do the consultation, then make the ruling? After all, they have to put something on the traveller or in the machine. Your consultation can then be as wide as time and ...
All the aces
We probably should play 6NT at all forms of scoring. For those who wish to consider a bidding problem rather than a play problem (which is to say: almost everyone) construct an auction to 6NT, or any other contract of your choice. Do not feel constrained by the rubber bridge ...
All the aces
Making it is worth around £140, or 3.7 Euros.
All the aces
Rubber bridge. Two aces. Says nothing about Q (and K is not an ace).
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 4
Quite a lot of people are in the habit of considering zero to be even. This may have something to do with the fact that zero is even.
Shortest Board Ever
I wasn't at the table, but my team-mates informed me that the players did pretty well. North put the board on the table and he and East took their cards out before pushing the board through the screen for South-West. North counted his cards, looked at them, and hailed ...
Experiment for master thesis
Glad to see this research has practical value for bridge (I assume here that if one is subgame perfect one never goes down in a part score).
Could easily imagine ruling the other way if asked. Usually wrong to think with a singleton (partner ethically bound to play you for one if you think without one), but depends on carding. Would need to see the whole hand.
Experiment for master thesis
It is not enough that "almost all" are super-rational. If not all are, then none "should" be (Hofstadter referred to this as "reverberant doubt"). A personal aside: I have read GEB and Metamagical Themas (not metamathematical ones, Charles - the phrase was an anagram of Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games) often ...
Shortest Board Ever
In the 2001 European Championships the match between England and France featured a deal in which all four players removed their cards from the board. They replaced them without a call having been made and handed it to a Director, who returned in short order with a version of the ...

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